I actively follow your blog, read your first book, and I appreciate your common sense, your opinion very much!
Keep up the good work!
I assume that NI and Belfast where you lived is pretty much different than Ireland, though, you may visited there and had some first hand experience, so I would like to have your thoughts about the recent events.
They call that looting? Amateurs… (just kidding)
I guess it goes to show that these things can happen anywhere, which is what I’ve been saying for years.
Ireland and Northern Ireland isn’t all that different actually. I mean you could easily drive across the border and not notice it until you saw the signs in Irish language, and the speed limit in km rather than miles. In fact violence, protests and civil unrest are far more common in Northern Ireland than in Ireland.
It seems they took advantage of the storm, got hold of a digger to smash the store’s wall and roof and got to do a bit of looting. Shocking pictures show aftermath after ‘snow looters raid Lidl’ in Jobstown, Tallaght, Dublin
The difference between this incident and Argentina though is that this isn’t by any means common occurrence in Ireland and the perpetrators have been already identified and arrested.
That’s the thing about Argentina. Seems that no one goes to jail, ever. For looting, stealing? Heck no. Even for murder you get released with barely a slap on the wrist, if that.
Ireland is beautiful and safe in spite of this incident. The north is a bit more sad and it has the Troubles history which weighs heavily there. You don’t get that in the rest of Ireland, feels more cheerful. The weather though, that sucks no matter where you go.
It was a great experience though, very fond memories.
Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”